Mahjong is one game that most people have heard of, but not played as much in some areas of the world unless online. This game was created in China during the Qing dynasty. The Mahjong game has two different versions: the traditional Asian version, which is a game for 4 players, and Mahjong Solitaire, which is always played by one person and is mostly popular in the West, this is the game you can play online on at

When you start, the Mahjong Solitaire game appears as a board with 144 tiles arranged on top of one another in the shape of a pyramid. The tiles all have different characters and images on them. If you look carefully, you’ll see that some of them are exactly the same, this is because each image appears 4 times in the game. The goal of Mahjong is to combine the tiles with matching images. In other words, you are looking for two pairs in each series. There are two exceptions: the flowers series and the seasons series. There are 4 tiles in each of these series, all of which only appear once in each game, so it is not possible to match them precisely. Instead, you need to match the tiles in the series, such as summer and spring or autumn and winter.

According to the rules of Mahjong, it’s not possible to simply match and eliminate any tile that appears on the board. You can only combine tiles that meet the following conditions:

  • A tile can only be selected if there are no other tiles on top of it
  • A tile cannot be selected if it has other tiles on either side of it
  • You can only remove a tile if it is free on at least one side

Mahjong Tips and strategies

It is often assumed that winning at Mahjong is all about luck. But if you apply the right strategies, you will see that you can solve the puzzle more often and more quickly. Here are a few tips and strategies:

1. Look ahead by studying the whole board before making your first move and try to identify as many matching pairs as possible.

2. If you find three identical tiles that are free, carefully scan the board for the best move.

3. Do not leave stacks of tiles on the board if possible, but try to eliminate the top layers to create a flatter board.


  1. It’s a simple matching game, but I feel like setting up Mahjong can be somewhat challenging, especially if you’re stacking tiles on top of each other, because you’ll already know the pattern of the tiles. But on online Mahjong, I think it’s better since you don’t have to deal with so much of the hassle.

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